2021 Daily Holidays that fall on September 11, include:
9/11 Remembrance Day
Aunt's Day - September 11, 2021 (First Saturday After Labor Day)
Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day - September 11, 2021 (First Saturday after Labor Day)
Emergency Number Day - September 11 (Proclaimed by President Reagan on August 26, in 1987)
Farmer's Consumer Awareness Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
German Language Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
I Want to Start my Own Business Day
International Drive Your Studebaker Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
Libraries Remember Day
Make Your Bed Day
National Clean Out Your Garage Day - September 11, 2021 (Saturday after Labor Day)
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
National Day of Service and Remembrance
National Emergency Responder Day
National Hot Cross Bun Day
National Iguana Awareness Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
National Lacemaking Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
National No News is Good News Day
National Programmer's Day - September 11, 2021 (on 256th Day of the Year)
Odd Day - (Last one was 9-11-13 - three consecutive odd numbers)
Prairie Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
Remember Freedom Day
Women's Baseball Day
World First Aid Day - September 11, 2021 (Second Saturday in September)
2021 Weekly Holidays that include September 11, are:
Direct Support Professional Recognition Week - September 9-15
International Air Ambulance Week - September 4-12, 2021
International Tree Climbing Week - September 10-12, 2021
National Biscuit and Gravy Week - September 5-11, 2021 (Second Week of September)
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance - September 10-12, 2021 (Friday - Sunday closest to 9/11)
National Suicide Prevention Week - September 5-11, 2021 (always has Sept. 10th in the week)
National Waffle Week - September 5-11, 2021 (First Week of September)
Play Days - September 7-11, 2021 (Tuesday - Saturday after Labor Day)
Popcorn Days - September 10-12, 2021 (First Weekend after Labor Day)
Sobriety Checkpoint Week - September 5-11, 2021 (First Full Week in September)
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week - September 5-11, 2021 (First Full Week of September)
2021 Monthly Holidays that include September 11, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
US Open Tennis Championships - August 30 - September 12, 2021
Great Reno Balloon Race - September 10-12, 2021 in Reno, Nevada, the World's Largest FREE Hot-Air Ballooning Event. (For more info, please see my Great Reno Balloon Race page on my Truckee Travel Guide website)
The Astrological Sign for September 11 is Virgo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are:
Aster - symbols of powerful love.
Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.
The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires:
Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.
1816 - Cal Zeiss, German lens maker who created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)
1885 - David Herbert Lawrence (D.H.) English author, poet and writer (d. 1930)
1913 - Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
1924 - Tom Landry, American football player and coach (NY Giants / Dallas Cowboys)
1965 - Moby, American musician
1967 - Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, songwriter, and actor
1965 - Ralph C. Smedley, American educator who founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
1966 - Collett E. Woolman, American businessman who co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)
1994 - Jessica Tandy, English-American actress and singer (Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes) (b. 1909)
2001 - 9-11 terrorist attack victims
2003 - John Ritter, American actor and producer (Three's Company) (b. 1948)
In 2012, four Americans died in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They are:
2012 - J. Christoper Stevens, American lawyer, diplomat, and 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)
2012 - Sean Smith, American diplomat (b. 1978)
2012 - Glen Doherty - Former U.S. Navy Seal working as private security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (b. 1970)
2012 - Tyrone Woods - Former U.S. Navy Seal working as private security for the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (b. 1971)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1930 - Author Agatha Christi marries archaeologist Max Mallowan
1993 - Country singer Merle Haggard marries his fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month!
Please check out our Produce Trays page for some fun tips on preparing fruit and vegetable trays! Perfect for any holiday entertaining or just for a family dinner!
This Day in History
1789 - Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of Treasury
1792 - The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels
1813 - British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to invade Washington D.C.
1919 - U.S. Marines invade Honduras
1939 - During World War II, Canada declares war on Germany
1941 - Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon which is completed on January 15, 1943
1944 - During World War II, the first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany
1954 - Category 3 Hurricane Edna hits New England and causes significant damage and 29 deaths
1961 - Category 4 Hurricane Carla hits the Texas coast
1968 - Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew
1970 - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens are held until September 25
1972 - The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) begins passenger service
1974 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and 2 crew
1992 - Hurricane Iniki devastates the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai and Oahu, killing 3 and injuring 8,000
2001 - Two aircraft hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists crash into the World Trade Center Towers causing the collapse of both buildings and death of 2,742 people
2001 - Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people
2001 - Al-Qaeda Terrorists hijack United Airlines Flight 93, but passengers and crew retake control of the plane and crash the plan in a Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard
2012 - The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacking, resulting in the death of four Americans.
2012 - The U.S. is warned by Moody's that it's AAA credit rating is at risk if law makers fail to come up with a long-term debt reduction plan
This Day in Music
1847 - Oh! Susanna by Stephen Foster is first sung at a saloon in Pittsburgh
1962 - Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You are recorded by The Beatles
1967 - The Beatles start filming Magical Mystery Tour
1982 - Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago hits #1
1993 - Dreamlover by Mariah Carey hits #1
2000 - Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow release a cover of Smokey Robinson's Cruisin
The song above is is Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." song. I used it on our Fourth of July Music page, but I couldn't find a better song to fit the sentiment of September 11th.
This Day in Sports
1903 - The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. (oldest major speedway in the world)
1985 - Pete Rose gets his 4,192 hit and breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
In Memoriam (adverb)
1. In memory (of); as a memorial.
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